Bloomington Roof Styles: Metal Roofing

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BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING

If you’ve compared different roofing materials and costs, you’ve probably realized that metal roofing costs more than other materials. Is it really worth the investment? If you’re looking into your options for a roof replacement or roof installation, there are a few key benefits to consider about metal roofing that may make the price tag worthwhile.:

Metal Roofing

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Long-Lasting

Metal is resistant to a variety of factors that age and damage other types of roof materials more quickly. This also means a longer warranty on your roof.

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Lightweight

Some homes are limited in what type of roofing materials can be installed because the structure would not be able to support the weight of it. Metal roofing is lighter weight and works well on a variety of structures.

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Energy Efficient

Metal roofing works to reflect heat from your home. This means that the temperature inside will remain more comfortable during the hottest months of the year and save you in energy expenses.

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Fire Safety

Metal has a high level of fire resistance. Not only does this protect your roof, but it can help protect your home’s structure in the event of a fire.

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Waterproof

This type of roofing material sheds water quickly and does not absorb moisture. This means that you won’t have to worry about the weight of snow on your roof or a leak.

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Compatible with Different Pitches

One thing that metal roofing can boast about more than other materials is its compatibility with a variety of roof pitches. Metal roofing can be installed on both steep and low slope roofing.

THREE BASIC TYPES OF METAL ROOFING

Before jumping on the metal roofing bandwagon, it’s important to know about the three different types of metal roofing available so you know more about what you want when you talk to your roofing contractor. If you’re unsure about what type of metal roofing would look best on your Bloomington home, our team at Sundown Exteriors can help!

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Low Rib Panels

Low rib panels are a traditional metal roofing system where the panels are mechanically attached with exposed fasteners. These panels are commonly used in the agricultural market and are usually offered at most big box stores.

This style of metal roofing is commonly used on residential properties. Low rib metal has smaller ribs and has a less industrial look. Exposed fastener panels use a screw or nail to secure the metal roofing panels to the roof deck or purlins whereby the nail or screw actually penetrates an area where two panels overlap.

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Standing Seam

These metal roofing panels are installed using concealed fasteners. This is the most common panel for the commercial marketplace as well as residential applications. This provides a nice clean appearance when finished.

Standing seam metal roofs use long sheets of painted steel. This system features interlocking seams that connect panels, giving the roof a distinct appearance. Concealed clip fasteners are driven through clips into the roof deck with no connection or piercing of the metal panels. The clip and fasteners are concealed beneath the standing seam panel material. The panel is then laid over and attached to the clips and then mechanically or hand locked to them.

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Metal Shingles

Metal shingles are rapidly becoming a very popular product across the country to achieve the most durable roof with many different styles to choose from to mimic the look of other materials — from wood shakes to traditional shingles and tiled roofs.

Stone-coated metal roofing is made from steel or some other metal; the metal is then coated with stone chips. The goal is a more durable roof that still retains the aesthetic advantages of more traditional roofing material.

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Had a new roof and gutter guards on home and garage replaced 2 months ago. Very professional service and presentation. Contract presented along with license and insurance information along with paperwork showing carried workman's comp on employees. All work done within promised time frame. Perfectionism noted on completion of job and cleanup perfect. Employees very respectful and hard workers. Would recommend them and would use them again in the future if needed. Good job, thank you!

- MARIE M.

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